please please help, windows rc1

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by speakerwizard, Sep 27, 2006.

  1. speakerwizard macrumors 68000

    speakerwizard

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    so, bootcamps installed, partition is up, i get into the colourful vista install screen but when it comes to selecting the partition to install on, it wont let me, i tried click to format, no help. anyway, went into disk utility back in trusty osx to check the partition, which is coming up as windows NT filesystem. i dont think im doing anything wrong.

    by the way its on my newly arrived core2duo 24" iMac.

    eagerly awaiting responces :) thanks guys
     
  2. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816

    SpookTheHamster

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    Was XP working fine? If it is, boot into XP and then instert the Vista disc. Do everything the disc says and you're set.
     
  3. speakerwizard thread starter macrumors 68000

    speakerwizard

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    i am installing vista fresh, no xp, why is that the way its supposed to be done? i read it was better from scratch? thanks
     
  4. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    for vista installation, you need NTSF system (i dont know what windows NT format is, it sounds as if it should be...)

    anyhow, try this... go back to ur trusty, restore partition, repartition, (dont restart yet) pop in the vista installation and click Start Installation (this is all at OS X)

    then select drive C, it should be a partition that is not formated, and use that you should be fine
     
  5. SpankyPenzaanz macrumors 6502a

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    just a general question - why do people install essentially a beta of a windowsOS... if current versions of win have porblems and you whine and complain about said problems why would you muck things up by installing something thats not final especially on hardware not officially supported by the OS.
     
  6. The General macrumors 601

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    If no one tested beta operating systems, then development would take three times as long. Not quite sure what you mean by "hardware not officially supported by the OS" as Microsoft actually used a MacBook Pro in a Vista presentation. And lastly, people want to try new things, sure, Windows XP sucks, but Windows Vista is all neato looking and stuff. :p
     

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